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Annoying as hell----not widely enough used to be understood by motorists, or even cyclists----maybe not the best idea for folks who do not like to draw attention to themselves---very non-traditional...............NEVERTHELESS, extremely effective in turning you from invisable to visible. WHAT IT IS: THE HEADLIGHT MODULATOR. Gotta go that route. Just from my own experience, based on my own reaction to seeing one there is no question in my mind that they WORK. Your eyes are involentarily drawn to a modulating headlight no matter how far away. A cursury scan of the distant horizon and your eyes will lock on a modulating headlight immediately. Thats enough for me. As they become more common accidents and injurys involving motorcycles are going to come down. Period. I know though, they remain a polarizing topic. Would welcome comments and opinions. Lets see what others have to say.
 

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Modulating headlights for motorcycles are legal in all 50 states as well as the Canadain provinces. They do not really go on and off. They modulate and that seperates them from emergency vehicles. The laws that legalize them are readily available over the internet. Most law enforcement (although not all because they are not widely used yet) are aware of the added safety factor a modulating headlight gives to a motorcycle and generally support and advocate thier use.
 

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I'm ready!

I'm ready to add a modulating headlight to my 07 Road King - Now I'm looking for advice and refererals on seclection and installation. Local dealers and private mechanics seem to have little experience and are mixed in thier opinions.
 

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I put a headlight modulater on Both my VTX1800C AND my Wife's XV1100 Virago.

Let me add, YESS, They really do work. And they flash from low beam to high beam 4 times a second, and no, it does not reduce your headlight bulb life.

I believe they should be standard equipment on all bikes. Some other motorists may consider them annoying, but I DON"T CARE!
Some people pull over, thinking you're an emergency vehicle. Hee-Hee!
Yes they are legal now in all 50 states.
And mine was real easy to install

Next I want to put in modulating tail lights!

You wave and I'll wave back. (;^)
 

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My neighbor has one on his HD ... he swears by it. I don't think people "go where they look" so much in cages. In my experience, that's more a two wheeled thing. I'll definitely be looking into one for my SV.
 

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Boys, I'm tellin' ya, Everyone should get one.
I agree, with so many cars now having day time running lights, it appears to me that bikes are blending in even more. Here in Northwest Oregon, bikes on the road may be motorcycles as well as bicycles. And I'm noticing that even the bicyclists are adding flashing headlamps to get the attention of the car drivers.

The majority of modulators that my friends and myself have installed, are simple to install. The modulator sits between male and female headlamp plugs and is inserted between the headlamp and its power connector. An important item to note is that the daylight sensor should not be pointed towards lights on the bike or pointed forwards so that on coming headlights fool the sensor into thinking its daylight and start flashing your high beams at the on coming traffic.
 

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Yeah! They won't shorten the bulb life at all. They don't go,..ON,OFF,ON,OFF,...They go LOW,HIGH,LOW,HIGH. and,they don't strobe after dusk,

I got mine here. click---> www.comagination.com/modBike.htm

Boys, I'm tellin' ya, Everyone should get one.

Installing it was as easy as spittin'. Took 10 minutes. :rolleyes:
Which wattage did you get 75 or 115. I have stock bulb on 2007 ninja 250. I ask the company and they tell me to get 115 which is more. Do you think 75 watts would be ok? Thanks
 
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Exactly. Because of (?) the normally lousy weather around these parts, most of the cage drivers seem to have they're lights on during daylight hours. OR perhaps it's just Modern Vehicles (like my wife's SUV) of setting the lights (as she has) to 'automatic'.... and so they are - when ever lighting conditions are deemed to be worthy (or unworthy?) enough, the lights just turn on and off automatically!! Friggin' weird but I guess it works?! :eek:

Myself, I've been running additional Driving Lights on every bike I've owned since 1981, after a 17 year old in a pickup truck Left-Turned me because (apparently) he was too friggin鈥 busy talkin鈥 to his girlfriend?! Nice鈥︹ ANYWAYS, the way I have these positioned these days is like a Tri-Ad 鈥 in other words unusual and different so my vehicle (bike) will at least appear to be a bit different then everyone else鈥檚 on the road.

Now having said this, if everyone ELSE in this forum and/or elsewhere should do the same, guess I鈥檒l have to come up with something else?! HOW about a big friggin鈥 Jack In The Box revolving head mounted on the handlebars?! Will that finally (supposedly) get these idiots attention out on the road so they CAN鈥橳 use the excuse 鈥淚 didn鈥檛 see the Motorcycle鈥.鈥. Yeah, right鈥︹ nuff鈥 said.

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I agree, with so many cars now having day time running lights, it appears to me that bikes are blending in even more. Here in Northwest Oregon, bikes on the road may be motorcycles as well as bicycles. And I'm noticing that even the bicyclists are adding flashing headlamps to get the attention of the car drivers.
 

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Here's an added benefit of the headlight modulator:

I installed one on a customer's Concours some years ago. He was riding home and was behind a car full of young ne'er-do-wells. They saw the light, thought they were being pulled over, and threw a big bag of pot out the window. Not being the wasteful sort, my customer retrieved the bag...

And they all lived happily ever after...except for the pot-throwers.
 

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There are modulating brake light kits for most cruisers that will convert the function of the rear the turn signals into running lights, brake lights, as well as turn signals. Though you need to change the lens to red. The sport bike crowd have additional options of integrated LED tail light turn signal replacements. I took a easy route replacing the 1157 brake light bulb on my C50 with a self modulating bulb that has a halogen bulb, that when the brakes are applied, the light pulses rapidly, then slows and then a steady bright illumination.
 
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